Museum

Staff and volunteers at the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea were disappointed by the theft of an educational porpoise skull likely taken on Jan. 8. (Courtesy of Tina Kelly)

Well-loved porpoise skull stolen from Sidney aquarium

Skull had been used for youth and visitor education and outreach for years

 

The new home for the Maritime Museum in langford will include a tower with commercial space to provide more financial sustainability. (Photo contrivbuted by Maritime Museum of BC)

Maritime museum fishes for tenants for new Langford centre

The $87-million project is slated to open in the spring of 2024

 

The Sooke Region Museum is looking for COVID-19 items to archive. (Pixabay photo)

Sooke museum documenting COVID-19 pandemic

Museum wants to hear your COVID-19 stories

 

V-E Day celebrations, Bay Street, May 8, 1945 by John H. Boyd/City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 96241. The Snapshots of Canada exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History and Canada’s History Society is at the Sidney Museum through Dec. 24, 2020.

Sidney Museum showcases Snapshots of Canada

Travelling exhibition continues to Dec. 24, 2020

V-E Day celebrations, Bay Street, May 8, 1945 by John H. Boyd/City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 96241. The Snapshots of Canada exhibition from the Canadian Museum of History and Canada’s History Society is at the Sidney Museum through Dec. 24, 2020.
A collection of powerful Canadian photographs will be on display at the Sidney Museum until Dec. 24. (May 8, 1945, John H. Boyd City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 96241)

Sidney Museum showcases Snapshots of Canada exhibit

Photo exhibition displays ‘triumphs, failures and sacrifices’ of the nation

A collection of powerful Canadian photographs will be on display at the Sidney Museum until Dec. 24. (May 8, 1945, John H. Boyd City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 96241)
The Sooke Region Museum will reopen to the public Monday, June 22. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke Region Museum reopens to visitors

Museum only to allow 15 people inside at a time

The Sooke Region Museum will reopen to the public Monday, June 22. (Black Press Media file photo)
Joshua and Weyla Roy display some of the many letters they have from serial killers like Robert Pickton and Dennis Rader, the BTK killer. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Joshua and Weyla Roy display some of the many letters they have from serial killers like Robert Pickton and Dennis Rader, the BTK killer. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
The City of Langford and the Maritime Museum of B.C. are planning to build an all-in-one facility that houses a planetarium, sky deck, conference centre, performing arts theatre and museum. The site they have their eyes on is at 790 McCallum Rd., nearby the Costco Langford location. (City of Langford)

Langford sets sights on cultural development

Museum, conference centre and performing arts theatre proposed for McCallum Road property

The City of Langford and the Maritime Museum of B.C. are planning to build an all-in-one facility that houses a planetarium, sky deck, conference centre, performing arts theatre and museum. The site they have their eyes on is at 790 McCallum Rd., nearby the Costco Langford location. (City of Langford)
Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum, pours tea for Queen Victoria in his Saanich home. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Hundreds of wax figures find new life in Saanich man’s home

Former director of Victoria’s Royal London Wax Museum still hopes to revive wax figure tourism

Ken Lane, former director of the Royal London Wax Museum, pours tea for Queen Victoria in his Saanich home. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
B.C. Maritime Museum executive director David Leverton wants the museum to have a national title back in Bastion Square. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Maritime Museum makes bid to move back into Bastion Square

The museum pitched significant renovations to make its long-time home more accommodating

B.C. Maritime Museum executive director David Leverton wants the museum to have a national title back in Bastion Square. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A selection of quilting fabric. Sidney Museum say the Tenfold group are known for their innovative approach to quilting. (Pixabay File)

Tenfold quilters mark 10 years with Sidney Museum exhibit

The quilters from Campbell River and Black Creek like to “break all the rules”

A selection of quilting fabric. Sidney Museum say the Tenfold group are known for their innovative approach to quilting. (Pixabay File)
Stevie Clint explores all the different Lego exhibits on display at the Sidney Museum. (Black Press file photo)

Lego exhibit fuelled busiest ever January for Sidney Museum

Thousands visit museum over Family Day long weekend, with Lego exhibition on display until March 31

Stevie Clint explores all the different Lego exhibits on display at the Sidney Museum. (Black Press file photo)
Craigdarroch Castle executive director John Hughes is joined by Sandra Hudson and his wife, Julia MacDougall, in front of the castle on Joan Crescent in the Rockland neighbourhood. The castle enters a new era this week, with the opening of its new visitors centre and gift shop/offices building across its driveway. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

NEW ERA BEGINS: Victoria’s Craigdarroch Castle expands its operation

Customer service and experience enhanced with new visitor’s centre, temporary gallery

Craigdarroch Castle executive director John Hughes is joined by Sandra Hudson and his wife, Julia MacDougall, in front of the castle on Joan Crescent in the Rockland neighbourhood. The castle enters a new era this week, with the opening of its new visitors centre and gift shop/offices building across its driveway. Don Descoteau/Victoria News